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Title: Michigan Merit Examination


1
  • Michigan Merit Examination -
  • Plans and Prospects
  • Edward Roeber
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Office of Educational Assessment and
    Accountability

2
Current MEAP High School Test
  • Spring testing (March-April)
  • Fall retesting (late October-early November)
  • English Language Arts (Reading and Writing),
    Mathematics, Science count for the Merit Award
  • Social Studies also assessed but does not count
    for the Merit Award

3
Current Program
  • Grade 10
  • Students take the MEAP High School Assessment to
    qualify for dual enrollment (assessment in fall
    or spring)
  • Grade 11
  • Students take the MEAP High School Assessment to
    qualify for dual enrollment (in the fall) and the
    Merit Award
  • All students take the MEAP in the spring (if they
    have not already passed the MEAP)
  • Grade 12
  • Students take the MEAP in the fall or spring to
    qualify for the Merit Award

4
Current Program
  • Merit Award 2,500 for passing the English
    language arts tests (reading and writing),
    mathematics and science at the high school level
  • Merit Award 500 for passing the same subjects
    in grade 7 or 8 (each is assessed once in these
    two grades)

5
MME Legislation
  • PA 592 of 2004 - MME inserted into Career and
    Technical Preparation Act
  • PA 593 of 2004 - Replaces high school MEAP with
    MME in School Aid Act
  • PA 594 of 2004 - Replaces high school MEAP with
    MME in Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act

6
MME Legislation
  • PA 595 of 2004 - Replaces high school MEAP with
    MME for determining Merit Award Scholarships
  • PA 596 of 2004 - Replaces the high school MEAP
    with MME in the School Code

7
Steps Used to Implement MME
  • Visited potential vendors to share/obtain ideas
  • Prepared Invitation to Bid
  • Competitively bid the MME program
  • Reviewed the bids
  • College Board/Pearson
  • Harcourt/ACT
  • Pearson/ACT
  • Selected new contractor(s) - Pearson/ACT
  • Determined the content of each MME test
  • Conducting statistical alignment study (pilot
    test)

8
Spring 2006 Pilot High Schools
9
Steps Needed to Implement MME
  • Conduct additional content alignment studies
    needed
  • Set equivalent cut scores on MME and MEAP
  • Grade 11 (Merit Award and NCLB AYP)
  • Grade 10 (dual enrollment) - PLAN and PSAT
  • Prepare revisions to the NCLB Accountability
    Workbook

10
Steps Needed to Implement MME
  • Submit application for approval to U.S.
    Department of Education by June, 2006
  • November 1 is the drop-dead date for the MME
    versus MEAP HST decision for Spring 2007
  • Receive approval from USED prior to drop-dead
    date OR continue MEAP High School Assessment (if
    approval is not received by that date)
  • Implement the MME in grades 11 in the 2006-07
    school year maintain MEAP HST for Grade 12 only

11
MME Annual Schedule
  • Fall
  • Schools identify high school assessment
    coordinator
  • Schools identify accommodations coordinator
  • Apply for school site certification
  • Winter
  • High school assessment coordinator and
    accommodations coordinator training

12
MME Yearly Schedule
  • Winter (continued)
  • Schools receive notice on site certification
  • Schools apply for accommodations for students
    with disabilities and English language learners
  • ACT reviews accommodation requests and determines
    those eligible for college-reportable or
    state-reportable scores

13
MME Yearly Schedule
  • Late Winter
  • Students are registered for the MME
  • Accommodations determined and materials ordered
  • Tests (ACT and Michigan) produced
  • High school test coordinators train test
    administrators and coordinators

14
MME Yearly Schedule
  • Spring
  • MME administered statewide - late February OR
    mid-March in-school on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Make-up testing scheduled two weeks later
  • Test centers offered for non-public students
  • Summer
  • Students receive ACT, WorkKeys, and MME scores
  • Students can register for MME retake in October

15
MME Yearly Schedule
  • Fall
  • Register for MME retake
  • Participate in a single fall nationally-scheduled
    ACT testing Saturday administration in October
    (fourth Saturday?)
  • WorkKeys offered at a limited number of high
    schools administering the ACT
  • Students take remaining MME assessments in school
    over the five days following WorkKeys

16
MME Assessment Design
  • Grade 10 College entrance readiness test (PLAN
    and PSAT - local school/student choice)
  • Grades 11 and 12 Michigan Merit Examination
  • English Language Arts - ACT, WorkKeys and one
    Michigan-developed Social Studies item
  • Mathematics - ACT mathematics and a few items
    from the ACT science section, WorkKeys and
    Michigan-developed items
  • Science - ACT test and Michigan-developed items
  • Social Studies - Michigan-developed items

17
Assessment Administration
  • Grade 10 - When scheduled locally
  • Grades 11 and 12 - Spring and Fall
  • Spring Administration (February or March)
  • Single day for the ACT administration
  • Next day for the WorkKeys assessments
  • Michigan-developed tests administered over the
    next 5 school days
  • Make-ups two days exactly two weeks later
  • Fall Administration (Nationally-administered
    Saturday in October)
  • Saturday administration for ACT and WorkKeys
  • Potentially, Tuesday for the Michigan components

18
Spring Test Designs Considered
  • Scenario 1 ACT test administered on one day, the
    remainder on another day
  • Scenario 2 Spread MME tests over three days
    first ACT, then WorkKeys, then Michigan tests
  • Scenario 3 ACT test administered on one day,
    WorkKeys the next day, and the Michigan tests
    over a one-week period in school
  • Scenario 4 Spread MME tests over three days
    first ACT, then Michigan-developed tests, then
    WorkKeys

19
High School Implementation
  • 2004-2005
  • Fall - Completed and reports posted
  • Spring - Completed and reports posted
  • 2005-2006
  • Fall - MEAP HST (grades 10, 11, 12)
  • Spring - MEAP HST plus statistical linking to ACT
    (grade 11 only)
  • Small sample (37 high schools 7,000 students)
  • Scale ACT tests and state-developed tests
    together to create the Michigan Merit Examination
    (MME)
  • Set standards on MME equivalent to current MEAP
    HST passing scores

20
High School Implementation
  • 2006-2007
  • Grade 10 - use PLAN or PSAT for dual enrollment
  • Local district selects test state sets
    qualification score(s)
  • Student or school district pays the testing cost
    (no state reimbursement)
  • Grade 11 - Offer MME in the Spring for Merit
    Award
  • Grade 12 - Offer MEAP HST to complete Merit Award
    (one year only) OR MME

21
High School Implementation
  • 2007-08
  • Grade 10 - use PLAN or PSAT for dual enrollment
  • Local district selects test state sets
    qualification score(s)
  • Student or school district pays the testing cost
    (no state reimbursement)
  • Grade 11 - Offer MME in the Spring for Merit
    Award
  • Grade 12 - Offer MME in the Fall and Spring
  • Students get one free (state-paid) re-take
  • Students in poverty may receive one re-take on
    ACT/SAT from those vendors

22
2006-07 Rollout Plans
  • February, 2006 Statewide teleconference on MME
    assessment accommodations
  • Students with disabilities
  • English language learners
  • April, 2006 Statewide teleconference on MME
    plans for next year
  • Assessment schedule
  • Site certification
  • Student/parent notifications
  • Student registration
  • Fall, 2006 Statewide Assessment Briefings

23
Merit Award
  • Now through 2005-06
  • MEAP ELA, M, and S at grade 7 OR grade 8 (500)
  • HST ELA, M, S at grades 10, 11 or 12 (2,500)
  • 2006-2007
  • MEAP ELA, M, and S at grades 7 AND 8 (500)
  • Michigan Merit Examination ELA, M, S, and SS
  • MEAP HST ELA, M, and S (grade 12 ONLY)
  • 2007-2008 and Beyond
  • MEAP ELA, M, and S at grades 7 AND 8 (500)
  • Michigan Merit Examination ELA, M, S, and SS

24
Additional Program Considerations
  • Cherry Commission Report
  • Base new high school test on more rigorous high
    school standards and benchmarks for all students
  • Augment a college entrance test to completely
    assess standards and benchmarks
  • High School Reform Team
  • Create more rigorous standards and benchmarks for
    college preparatory courses for all students
  • Create a voluntary end-of-course examination
    system?
  • High School Graduation Requirements

25
Issues and Challenges
  • Assuring adequate assessment administration
    preparation - for very secure tests (ACT)
  • Accommodations for students with disabilities
  • What accommodations will be offered and under
    what conditions?
  • Will MI-Access need to be modified and/or
    expanded?
  • Participation of English language learners
  • What accommodations will be offered and under
    what conditions?
  • How can ELLs be excused from testing in year 1
    of U.S. residence?

26
Longer-Term Issues and Challenges
  • Moving from current assessment, to MME I to MME
    II (within 3 years) based on revised high school
    content expectations. When and how to make this
    change?
  • Other high school assessment strategies needed or
    desired?
  • End-of-course tests
  • Work skills assessments
  • Academic and work skills portfolios
  • Other

27
For Questions and Comments
  • Dr. Edward Roeber
  • (517) 373-0739 voice
  • Roebere_at_michigan.gov
  • Dr. Mike Radke
  • (517) 241-0206 voice
  • Radkem_at_michigan.gov
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Office of Educational Assessment Accountability
  • P.O. Box 30008
  • Lansing, MI 48909
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